Jorren Knibbe

Viewing: Commercial Litigation for Jorren Knibbe

Jorren is a commercial barrister focussing particularly on actions for and against public bodies.
Jorren’s experience includes:
- GWE Business West v Bolton Business Ventures (Bristol Commercial Court, 2018): represented successful applicant for pre-action disclosure in relation to use of enterprise grant scheme funds
- Smart Parking v Solent NHS Trust (Manchester Mercantile Court, 2016): represented defendant in 3-day trial of claim for breach of hospital parking contract
- Representing a logistics provider defending a wrongful termination claim by its warehouse operator, achieving pre-trial drop-hands settlement
- Representing a seismic survey startup in commercial fraud and breach of contract claims against VC investors, resolved pre-trial
- Advising a local authority defending a quantum meruit claim for design and planning services provided during failed post-award public contract negotiations
- Advising an NHS body defending a claim for wrongful termination of a waste management contract, leading to successful settlement
Languages
German
Recommendations
Public law - “Recommended for public procurement matters”
Legal 500 2020
Competition law - Particularly active in the fields of state aid and distribution agreements. He also advises on cases concerning merger control. Knibbe represents clients before domestic and European authorities, and often assists clients based in Germany. “He is very approachable and fitted into our team well.”
Chambers UK 2019
Public Law - Very personable and client-friendly.
Legal 500 2019
Competition law - Particularly active in the fields of state aid and distribution agreements. He also advises on cases concerning merger control and abuse of dominance. Strengths: “He has in-depth knowledge of state aid law and knows how the law applies to the client’s project, so he can give helpful advice and guidance.”
Chambers UK 2018
Public law - “A diplomatic barrister with expertise in public law matters.”
Legal 500 2017
Awards
Junior Scarman Prize (City University)
Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize (Middle Temple
Ede and Ravenscroft Legal Prize
Diplock Scholar (Middle Temple)
Qualifications
BA (Oxon) Law with Law Studies in Europe (Germany)
LLM German Law (Konstanz)

Latest News & Publications

In Bechtel v High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd [2021] EWHC 458 (TCC) (4 March), Fraser J rejected a challenge under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 to HS2’s award of a billion-pound contract for the construction of a new railway station. As part of the decision, the judge found that HS2 had breached its obligation of transparency by failing to keep minutes of a meeting with the leading bidder. But the failure did not lead to the overturning of the award decision....

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2021
No5 is delighted to welcome to our Public Law team Jorren Knibbe...

Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020